Travel Web Site Resources

Our favorites for planning, trip advice, guidebook suggestions, reviews and travel hacking:

Lonely Planet:  for my first trip abroad in Europe, I lugged around their Western Europe on a Shoestring guidebook and never looked back.  In addition to their guidebooks, they have an extensive web site of information and suggestions.

Frommers:  we use this web site to get preliminary ideas on what to see and what to do for any new places are traveling to.  Sometimes we might only have a day or two and just need suggestions on what to see on a limited time schedule.

TripAdvisor:  we utilize the reviews on this web site to determine which hotels to avoid, and also to glean traveler tips on hotels and attractions.

The Points Guy:  this web site is worth a daily visit, as it offers the latest news for loyalty promotions, credit card offers, reviews and travel secrets for people who love to save money.

Boarding Area:   required reading for frequent flyers, enough said.